CII seminar, 13:00, 15th May 2014. Room 13/3017
May 6, 2014
by Luke Goater
Lasers for Spectroscopy and Imaging – developing new forms of cancer treatment and diagnosis of bone disease.
Professor Anthony W. Parker FRSC
Central Laser Facility
Science & Technology Facilities Council
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
The presentation will describe the STFC Central Laser Facility and focus on research into using multiphoton excitation of combretastatins to treat cancer and spatially offset Raman spectroscopy to diagnose bone disease.
This months’ CII seminar will be presented by Prof Tony Parker from the Central Laser Facility, at the Rutherford Appleton Labs. Professor Parker joined the CLF in 1987, and has been head of the LSF between 1995 and 2010, stepping down to focus more on research and his STFC Fellowship. He has authored over 210 publications. 5 Patents relating to Raman Spectroscopy, and has over 20 years experience in applying spectroscopy, time-resolved spectroscopy and imaging to study the structure-function relationship in chemistry and more complex biological systems, particularly in relation to DNA dynamics/damage and repair and electron/energy transfer.
He is the manager of the STFC & BBSRC funded project ULTRA (£2M), a significant step in making internationally-leading technology accessible to the scientific community. Professor parker’s other research interests include characterisation of reaction intermediates using time-resolved spectroscopy (mainly Raman, infrared, 2D-IR), time resolved fluorescence/Raman imaging of biological and chemical systems and the development of Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy for the diagnosis of disease in collaboration with the Royal Orthopedic Hospital, Stanmore.